Starts at: 158,400 Yuan
Review 2022
BYD Song Max China

2022 BYD Song MAX PHEV

2022 BYD Song Max PHEV Price in China:

Zhilian Zhishang 158,400 YUAN
Intelligent connection for advancement 171,400 YUAN
Zhilian elegant 181,400 YUAN
Zhilian to enjoy 191,400 YUAN
Zhilian Zhiyao 205,400 YUAN
Pilot version 214,900 YUAN

After three successful years of Song Max Chinese MPV by BYD, the company launched the electric version of Song Max in April 2019 which is nearly identical to its original regular version but differs from some front detailing apart from its electric drivetrain. BYD Song Max PHEV is available in two set configurations that are either six-seated or seven-seated. The sales of Song Max PHEV were started in March 2019 when the first sixty-six cars were sold, while the proper official sale begins from April 2019. The all-new BYD Song Max PHEV is the first family-sized MPV introduced in China that is available with two battery options are either a 16 kWh battery pack or a 10 kWh battery pack. The PHEV Song Max latest model has been upgraded with more power and torque. The Front-wheel drive option is still available in the new model and has engine specifications that are almost similar to it. It offers you both manual and dual-clutch automatic transmissions apart from the fact that its all-electric mileage is awesome that not only attracts the customers for its low running cost but also encourages environment-friendly prototypes with lesser emissions.

Trims & Versions:

BYD Song Max PHEV is available in different trim options having similar displacement while having different battery packs and seating configurations. Three-row Song MAX MPV is either offered in six-seat configuration or seven-seat configuration. New Song MAX PHEV is now available either with a six-speed manual transmission option or the six-speed dual-clutch automatic transmission. Trims also differ in battery pack options as mentioned earlier that are either 16 kWh or 10 kWh.

1st Generation BYD Song Max PHEV title image
1st Generation BYD Song Max PHEV title image

Engine & Power:

As already mentioned above new BYD Song Max PHEV is available in two battery pack options and is powered with 1.5 litres turbocharged four inline cylinder gasoline engine paired with either 15.98 kWh battery operating electric motor producing maximum power of 110 kW at 5200 rpm and torque of 250 Nm at 4000 rpm, while the other electric motor with battery option of 9.98 kWh generates a maximum power of 223 kW at 5200 rpm and torque of 490 Nm at 4000 RPM. Gasoline engine paired with electric motors in MPV delivers enough power that drive this vehicle efficiently. The weight of its battery pack is 160 kilograms that do not affect the overall weight of the car to a large extent.

1st Generation BYD Song Max PHEV battery and engine view
1st Generation BYD Song Max PHEV battery and engine view

Driving performance:

The driving performance of Max PHEV is negotiable with the delivery of enough power to drive this front-wheel vehicle efficiently. From the total power of 223 kW, half of the power (113 Kw) is generated by the engine and 110 kW power is generated by the electric motor. Similarly, 240Nm of torque is produced by the engine and 250 Nm torque is produced by the electric motor that becomes the total torque of 664 Nm. The top speed of the six-seated Max PHEV is 170 kilometres per hour while it can accelerate from zero to a hundred kilometres per hour in 7.9 seconds only that makes it a super quick car. While with 16 kWh battery pack Max PHEV accelerates from zero to hundred kilometres per hour in only 6.9 seconds.

Fuel Economy:

Talking about its fuel consumption which is quite efficient giving you a mileage of hundred kilometres with a consumption of 7.70 litres of fuel and its energy consumption is 17.4 kWh per hundred kilometres per hour.  10 Kwh battery-operated Max PHEV gives a mileage of about 51 kilometres while 16 kWh Max PHEV gives you a mileage of 81 kilometres. Charging of Max Song PHEV is made quite convenient with options of both home charging and public charging by a 3.3 kW onboard charger through a port located on the left rear side of the vehicle. The 16 kW battery pack of the max PHEV can charge up to 100 percent in just five hours while the 10 kWh batteries take 3 hours to get full.

Exterior design and features:

The exterior design of the DM Max PHEV is not much changed from the basic model but some of the changes to be noticed are its two-color tone side mirrors and seventeen inches two-tone alloy wheels. It is the best-looking MPV in China designed by Wolfgang Egger having a dragon face front end that holds a chrome-plated horizontal grille and it is sleek shaped LED headlights are given with daytime running lights and fog lights. Rear-end features a typical MPV design with eye-catching rear taillights and a BYD badge in the center. Multispoke alloy wheels are now seventeen inches in dimension those give it a bold appearance.

 Interior design and features:

the interior end of Max PHEV is quite similar to the regular Max having a central console that holds a 10.1 inches display screen for the infotainment system and the upgraded model features 12.8 inches display screen with a rotatable floating pad. All models of Max PHEV are linked with the DLink Intelligent System that gives you the facility of remote control, tire pressure monitoring, E-call, and I-call system. E call system helps you with one-key assistance call on the roadside while “i” call gives you the information about vehicle maintenance and its real-time condition. Max PHEV is offered both a six-seat option and a seven-seat capacity with leather-covered seats that are super comfortable.

Safety features:

BYD Max PHEV has a specially designed safety car body that prevents major injuries during collisions. Moreover, it has six airbags, an E-Drive anti-theft safety alarm, front seats belt warning, and the safe quality of phosphorus batteries is assured by various tests. Different tests of battery testing include nail drop, burning, crash tests, and short circuit tests.

Major competitors:

  • BAIC EX3
  • BAIC C30 EV
  • Hyundai La Festa BEV
  • FAW Volkswagen Carely


BYD Max PHEV is a budget-friendly car that can be charged easily anywhere and produces no pollution to the environment. Moreover, its wasted battery can be recycled again with minimal impact on the environment while talking about its capacity and looks that are appealing for customers and also made it the best selling MPV in China. As for now, no other electric-powered MPV is available in China which is also the reason for Max PHEV is much loved by the customers and its sales are increasing and hopefully increase more in the next year too.

BYD Song MAX Specifications & features

Warranty in China 4 y / 100.000 km


Length (mm) 4680
Width (mm) 1810
Height (mm) 1680
Wheelbase (mm) 2785
Doors/seats 5 / 6 / 7
Fuel tank (L) 62


1.5T 154 hp L4
Engine model BYD476ZQA
Fuel Petrol
Oil supply method Direct injection
Displacement (cc) 1497
Working method Turbocharged
Cylinders/Valves 4 / 16
Engine power (hp/kw/rpm) 154 / 113 / 5200
Maximum torque (Nm) 240.0 / 1750-3500
Emission standards V
Fuel consumption (l/100km)
10.9 / 5.7 / 7.6


Gears 6
Drivetrain type FWD

Suspension, brakes, wheel

Front suspension McPherson
Rear suspension Torsion
Front brakes Ventilated disc
Rear brakes Disc
Parking brake Electronic
Tires 215 / 55 R17
Spare tire Donut
Wheel material Aluminum alloy


A/C Automatic
Front row independent
climat control
Rear row climat control
Central lock
Remote lock
Keyless engine start
Keyless entry system
Cruise control
Adaptive cruise control
Electric trunk

Driver support systems

Parking radar Front- / Rear✔
Rear-view camera
Panoramic camera
monitoring system
Anti-lock braking
system (ABS)
Electronic brakeforce
distribution (EBD)
Brake Assist
Traction Control
Electronic Stability
Programme (ESP)
Active braking
Hill Start Assist
Blind Spot Assist


Low beam Halogen (opt. LED)
High beam Halogen (opt. LED)
Automatic headlights
Headlamp leveling system
Daytime running lights
Automatic low beam


Voice control

Safety equipment

front airbag
✔ / ✔
Front/rear side airbags ✔ / –
Front/rear curtains – / –
ISOFIX child seats
Child door lock

Seats and steering wheel

Driver/passenger seat
electric adjustment
– / –
Ventilated seats Front- / Rear-
Heated seats Front- / Rear-
Armrest Front✔ / Rear✔
Back seats adjustable manual
Third row of seats 2
Multifunction steering wheel
Steering wheel
height adjustment
Steering wheel
in-out adjustment

Windows and mirrors

Power windows Front✔ / Rear✔
Skyroof electric opt
Rearview mirror heating
Rearview mirror
electric adjustment
Rearview mirror
electric folding
Rear windshield defrost
Rear wiper

BYD Song MAX PHEV(16 kWh) specs:

  • 15.98 kWh battery
  • 81 km (50.3 miles) of all-electric range
  • 0-100 km/h (62 mph) in 6.9 seconds
  • 0-100% charging in 5 h
  • front-wheel drive
  • system output of 223 kW and 490 Nm of torque (1.5L engine combined with 6-speed automatic transmission and 110 kW, 250 Nm electric motor)

BYD Song MAX PHEV(10 kWh) specs:

  • 9.98 kWh battery
  • 51 km (31.7 miles) of all-electric range
  • 0-100 km/h (62 mph) in 7.9 seconds
  • 0-100% charging in 3 h
  • front-wheel drive
  • system output of 223 kW and 490 Nm of torque (1.5L engine combined with 6-speed automatic transmission and 110 kW, 250 Nm electric motor)

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